Re: NTLK screen dim & hum

From: Alex Karahalios (
Date: Sat Sep 09 2000 - 19:13:20 CDT

on 9/9/00 2:05 AM, phil at wrote:

> What is the plastic film on top of the screen made of? How is it affixed
> etc.
All I know about it is that it's a resistive pressure sensitive material.
There are four fingers which attach to the Newton main board and provide the
X-Y resistive output. Last time I looked at it I remember that it did not
seem that easy to remove it.

> Is the screen actual glass?
Yes at the time the Newton was developed, most large LCD screens were mode
of glass. If Apple is still doing repairs for US$180 it seems a great deal
if you have a broken screen. From what I've heard, some PDAs coming to the
market now use a less costly plastic LCD screen.

Alex Karahalios

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